Darryl Glen Jones saved Lloyd M. Elsea from drowning, Greenville, South Carolina, August 1, 1991. Lloyd, 11, fell into Rocky Creek, which was swollen by heavy rain, and was swept downstream by the very swift current. Jones, 28, lumber broker, was on the deck of a restaurant near the creek when he saw Lloyd in the water. Jones ran to the creek, jumped into it, and let the current carry him, but Lloyd remained ahead of him. Jones then swam with the current over the course of several hundred feet, during which he submerged repeatedly. He reached Lloyd and grasped him around the neck to keep his head above the water, then swam with him to a small island, which was located about 1,200 feet beyond the restaurant. Jones pushed Lloyd onto the island, then climbed from the creek himself. Over the course of the next hour, arriving rescue personnel removed Jones and Lloyd from the island with the use of ropes and a harness. Jones and Lloyd recovered from lacerations and contusions.
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